"Interesting you bring up the UK. My other beef with the US education system is that there are no real career options other than university education. Which is not for everyone. So you either go get a minimum wage job right out of high school, or you…"
"From that link: "the percentage of 2009 H1N1 related deaths that occurred among people 0 years to 4 years was 3%; among those 5 years to 18 years was 14%; among people 19 to 24 years was 7%; among people 25 to 49 years was 33%; among people…"
"H1N1 is not more deadly than past flu outbreaks, but what is different is who it is killing. Traditionally flu kills the weak - old or immunosuppressed people. H1N1 is killing healthy adults. That's what is so scary."
"Well not all college degrees are created equally. Getting $30K into debt for an engineering degree is one thing, because it is a good investment. Getting that much into debt for a liberal arts degree is not typically a good investment.
As a kid,…"
"Why does the responsibility for unwanted children fall only on the shoulders of people who want to have babies?
As a society we should take the responsibility to care for everyone, but to finger a specific group and say that they should take in…"
"It depends on the context. If I think they are well intentioned, I will either thank them or say nothing.
If they were to say it in response to finding out that I was an atheist, my response would be harsh, swift and not kind. I'd tell them I…"
"Saying you "will" die is very over the top. You may die from the H1N1 flu. You can die from the flu. It looks like pregnant women are dying from it in significant numbers. It is dangerous. But that does not mean that you "will"…"
Greetings, MsFortune! I notice you haven't been active at Atheist Nexus Oct 2009. <sigh> Sometimes it can seem a bit fragmented, with different groups for every interest. Please consider a group for socializing, where we talk about whatever's on our minds, Hang With Friends. :D You might feel more at home.
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